Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

Blog Archive 2011

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael argues that the Ed Miliband’s performance at PMQs last week exposed the fact that David Cameron doesn’t do detail.

Read the full article here: "“Not a lot” – Cameron’s grasp of detail"

Labour Uncut column: “Not a lot” – Cameron’s grasp of detail

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael argues that the Ed Miliband’s performance at PMQs last week exposed the fact that David Cameron doesn’t do detail....

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael argues that the government’s approach to the NHS tells you everything you need to know about the Tories.

Read the full article here: "The government’s NHS changes tell you everything you need to know about the Tories"

Labour Uncut column: The government’s NHS changes tell you everything you need to know about the Tories

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael argues that the government’s approach to the NHS tells you everything you need to know about the Tories. Read...

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column Michael says that at a time when more is being asked of our armed forces, it is vital that we put the government’s obligations to the armed services on a proper legal footing.   Yet the Government’s u-turn last week on enshrining the military covenant in law is, sadly, only the latest example of the government’s approach to the armed forces: giving with one hand, while taking away with the other.

Read the full article here: "The government’s policy on the armed forces: giving with one hand and taking with the other"

Labour Uncut column: The government’s policy on the armed forces: giving with one hand and taking with the other

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column Michael says that at a time when more is being asked of our armed forces, it is vital that we...

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column Michael argues that it is imperative that Labour makes the case for the Union in Scotland.

Read the full article here: "The Labour and Unionist party"

Labour Uncut column: The Labour and Unionist party

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column Michael argues that it is imperative that Labour makes the case for the Union in Scotland. Read the full article...

Prospect Magazine is running a special election blog with James Macintyre, Ian Birrell, Olly Grender, Peter Kellner and Michael Dugher giving their thoughts on the upcoming elections and referendum on 5 May.

Click here to read Michael’s post today – “A view from the doorstep”.

Prospect election blog – “A view from the doorstep”

Prospect Magazine is running a special election blog with James Macintyre, Ian Birrell, Olly Grender, Peter Kellner and Michael Dugher giving their thoughts on the upcoming elections and referendum on 5...

In this month’s Total Politics Magazine, Neal Lawson and Michael Dugher debate the workability of a pact between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.  You can read Michael’s contribution below:

Total Politics debate: should Labour ever seek to form a progressive alliance with the Lib Dems? To do so would be to seek a silver bullet that does not exist, argues Michael Dugher

In this month’s Total Politics Magazine, Neal Lawson and Michael Dugher debate the workability of a pact between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.  You can read Michael’s contribution below: Read more

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael writes a postcard from the Leicester South by-election. Read the full article here.

Labour Uncut column: A postcard from the Leicester South by-election

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael writes a postcard from the Leicester South by-election. Read the full article here.

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column - which has been highlighted inLabourList’s Ed’s Inbox article - Michael argues that "in a week of speeches by Ed Miliband, we are seeing the development of Labour’s one nation appeal once again".

Read the full article here: "Last week saw the beginning of a journey: from Red Ed to one nation prime minister"

Labour Uncut column: Last week saw the beginning of a journey: from Red Ed to one nation prime minister

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column - which has been highlighted inLabourList’s Ed’s Inbox article - Michael argues that "in a week of speeches by Ed Miliband,...

Michael has written a column for Tribune magazine following the by-election in Barnsley Central.  In the article, Michael argues that Dan Jarvis’ great victory shows that Labour can and will regain the trust of working people in Britain. 

Click here to read the full article: Back in business after Barnsley

Tribune article: Back in business after Barnsley

Michael has written a column for Tribune magazine following the by-election in Barnsley Central.  In the article, Michael argues that Dan Jarvis’ great victory shows that Labour can and will regain the...

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael criticises David Cameron for his trade mission last week to the Middle East, saying it was not appropriate and the timing was wrong.

Michael, who is Labour's Shadow Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, explains that the system governing defence exports was significantly strengthened under the last Labour government, but that recent events mean that the rules need to be reviewed and may need to be tightened further. His comments follow similar calls from the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, at the weekend.

At the same time, Michael highlights the importance of our defence industries to our Armed Forces and to the wider economy, and he challenges those who have a blanket opposition to the defence industry and all defence exports.

Read the full article here: "You can’t take on the Taleban with a rolled-up copy of the New Statesman"

Labour Uncut column: You can’t take on the Taleban with a rolled-up copy of the New Statesman

Michael writes a regular column for Labour Uncut. In this week's column, Michael criticises David Cameron for his trade mission last week to the Middle East, saying it was not appropriate...

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